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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Trade names for products containing fenoxycarb include Comply, Insegar, Logic, Pictyl, Torus, and Varikill.

Regulatory Status: Fenoxycarb is a practically non-toxic pesticide in EPA toxicity class IV. It is a General Use Pesticide (GUP), and labels for products containing it must bear the Signal Word CAUTION.

Chemical Class: carbamate

Introduction: Fenoxycarb is a non-neurotoxic carbamate insect growth regulator used to control a wide variety of insect pests. It is used as a fire ant bait and for flea, mosquito, and cockroach control, and can also be used to control butterflies, moths, beetles, and scale and sucking insects on olives, vines, cotton, and fruit. It is also used to control these pests on stored products, and is often formulated as a grit or corncob bait. Fenoxycarb blocks the ability of an insect to change into the adult stage from the the juvenile stage (metamorphosis). It also interferes with larval molting, the periodic shedding or molting of the old exoskeleton and production of a new, larger one.

Formulation: It is also used to control these pests on stored products, and is often formulated as a grit or corncob bait.

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Basic Manufacturer:

Ciba-Geigy Corp.
P.O. Box 18300
Greensboro, NC 27419-8300


References for the information in this PIP can be found in Reference List Number 3

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